Alumnae Joycelyn Faraj ‘17PhD (Nutrition) and Wendy Ng ’17 (Public Health Sciences with a secondary major in Nutrition) have been selected for leadership positions within the Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD).
Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz has been appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is an internationally recognized expert on maternal and child nutrition who served on the 2015 Federal Advisory Committee for the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
An interdisciplinary research team is resuming recruitment for the New Moms Wellness Study after revising protocols to eliminate face-to-face contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumni Andrea Luttrell '08 (Nutrition) and Andrew McConaha '08 (Kinesiology) are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.
Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 moderated a panel on public health careers as part of the 13th Annual NIH Career Symposium, which was held in virtual format this year. The panel, which included professionals from higher education, government, and industry, also included current nutrition doctoral student Ruthfirst Ayande.
Nine students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2020. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
Lindiwe Sibeko, Extension assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, was chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter inducted its 2020 cohort of new members into its ranks this past spring semester.
Bi-sek Hsiao, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition, has received a Dissertation Award from the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF).
From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, along with nursing and natural sciences, among other schools and departments, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.
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